A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to create an offence with respect to the engaging by a person in a course of behaviour which is abusive of the person’s partner or ex-partner; and to make rules of criminal procedure for that offence and also for offences subject to the statutory aggravation involving abuse of partners or ex-partners.
Current Status of the Bill
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 17 March 2017.
Introduction of the Bill
The Presiding Officer has decided under Rule 9.12 of Standing Orders that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.